TM has changed my life in so many ways, but the people I have had the privilege to meet because of it have been both gratifying and joyful. I have superb support from my GP, Urologists, Neurologists and all of my family and friends. No words could express the level of kindness, care and support that has been shown to me.
Despite having to use a wheelchair, I have learnt to drive x3, become an advanced scuba diver specialising in deep sea wrecks, continue to be a Victim Support Scotland Volunteer for the last 19 Years, be trained in Access Auditing, and worked at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I have founded and chaired the Scotland Transverse Myelitis Support Group www.myelitis.org/scotland and the European Facebook Group for Parents of Children affected by TM, NMO, ON, AFM and ADEM. I travel worldwide to visit family and have met other TMers in Singapore and Australia.
My hope is that others will experience as many positive adventures and look back and wonder, as I do, at how much they have accomplished, but its only possible with support received from everyone especially family and friends. My hope is that others acknowledge and are grateful for the work done for all of us by everyone involved in the TMA especially Officers, Committee, Medical Teams and Board, too numerous to name personally. Thank you seems such a small word to impart but means so much when said from the heart and this one surely is, THANK YOU EVERYONE.